SOFT: An International Call for Art Made of, Using, or About Softness / Calls and Submissions

January 29, 2024

Organization Name: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Organization Location: Cincinnati, OH

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $40


The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit original works exploring visual, tactile, emotional, or material softness. Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media.

Soft is a comfortable word.

Soft like a blanket. Soft like broken-in clothing, soft like carpet, like moss. Soft invites touch, and importantly it gives way beneath touch. Soft does not resist.

A soft image both reveals and it hides; a soft light on a surface exposes intricacies of form, yet soft focus blurs that form into ambiguous shapes of light and dark. In both cases, softness is about impressions and sensitivity, a gentle read of information.

Soft is vulnerable. Soft allows for you to be soft.

$40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry.

Includes exhibitor honorarium of $50 for each exhibiting artist, and new Grand Jury Award of $1,000 for one jury-selected work from among the exhibits on view.

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